Brian Robiskie (WR), Ohio State
The Rams surprised everyone last year by taking Donnie Avery over other higher rated receivers like Devin Thomas, Jordy Nelson and DeSean Jackson and all he did was go to become a full time starter after just three weeks. With the loss of Torry Holt, the wide receiver position again picks up a second round talent who might come as a bit of a surprise, but Brian Robiskie moving up draft boards over the past couple of months. The son of an NFL coach isn't a wow-type receiver but he could very well be the perfect possession receiver to compliment the speed Avery. He's an underrated prospect because his senior stats fell off thanks to true freshman Terrelle Pryor taking over at QB.
Positives: Robiskie's got tremendous size and bulk to compliment soft hands and a toughness to work the middle of the field without fear. He's a precise route runner who knows how create separation without elite speed or quickness. He's got very good body control and is able to track the ball while it's in the air with the best of them. He's also a willing blocker, hard worker and has tremendous football IQ.
Negatives: The major knock on Robiskie is his lack of athleticism. He doesn't have great straight line speed or elite quickness and some scouts wonder if he'll be able to separate against NFL corners. He'll never be a legit vertical threat and isn't an elusive runner after the catch. His upside is limited and he probably tops out at a top notch possession receiver.
First Round Pick: Eugene Monroe
Many thanks to ...... well myself for submitting this pick. The Browns and Cardinal_Fang are now on the clock with the Seahawks and KDean75 on deck. If anyone needs to refresh their memory on the second round draft order, check here.
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